Outdoor games at Safeco Field? … Living with tragedy in Renfrew, Ont. … Blazers goalie in NYC

If you’re watching the World Series, here’s hoping you have access to Fox-TV because analyst John Smoltz is good. Really good. Larry Brooks of the New York Post related this anecdote in a Sunday column: So Antti Raanta, the former Rangers netminder...

Canucks come back for win against Avs in Horvat’s debut

It only happens once. Forward Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks suffered a shoulder injury after getting hit by Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Pitlick in a pre-season game on Oct. 2. The Canucks, led by president of hockey operations Trevor Linden...

Yamamoto back with Chiefs … Team WHL whips Russia … Silvertips suspend pair

Always special when #Canucks hold @NHL #HockeyFightsCancer Night. Before we hit the jumbo screen, @alexjauld & I tell you who we fight for. pic.twitter.com/YfWUwpZnQm — Joey Kenward (@kenwardskorner) November 7, 2017 F Kailer Yamamoto is back with the Spokane...

Oil Kings win opener . . . Another team to hire head coach . . . Three WHLers get NHL deals

F Yannic Seidenberg (Medicine Hat, 2003-04) has signed a one-year extension with Red Bull Munich (Germany, DEL). In 46 games, he had 12 goals and 10 assists. . . . D Colton Jobke (Kelowna, Regina, 2009-13) has...

Another WHL team looking for head coach . . . Brandon boys win two in OT . . . Royals still alive

pic.twitter.com/rb7fEKokHk — Drive BC (@DriveBC) F Radek Duda (Regina, Lethbridge, 1998-2000) has signed a two-year extension with Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic, Extraliga). This season, as team captain, he had 19 goals and 17 assists in 46 games. ———...

Concussion issue won’t go away . . . A 16-team Memorial Cup?

“Now that we know what it is,” writes Roy MacGregor of The Globe and Mail, “what do we do about it?” Indeed, what do we do about the concussion problem in sports? MacGregor continues: “A new scholarly paper published this week by two Canadian...

Ex-Brandon defenceman dies . . . Wheaties end Edmonton drought . . . Rebels win fourth straight

F Jordan Knackstedt (Red Deer, Moose Jaw, 2004-08) signed for the rest of this season with Kaufbeuren (Germany, DEL2). Knackstest was released on Monday by mutual agreement by Saryarka Karaganda (Kazakhstan, Vysshaya Liga). This season, with Rubin Tyumen...

Chill Factor: A lesson in how to market a minor-league hockey team

THE BOOK REVIEW:As of 2013, Columbus, Ohio, was the 15th largest city in the United States. But that didn’t stop it from being a graveyard for professional sports franchises . . . until the arrival of the Columbus Chill on July 25,...

Scattershooting, while watching NFL … Loewen brings power game … Everett down two forwards … Coaching change in MJHL

While watching an NFL game on CTV on Sunday afternoon, the realization struck me — it isn’t the NFL on CTV; rather, it’s a series of NFL commercials aired between CTV promos. After Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving the other...

B.C. NDP fired up over gov’t order . . . Hey, where’s Phillips? . . . Five WHL cities involved in 2019 WJC bids

The B.C. New Democratic Party is furious after learning that the provincial Liberal government passed an Order in Council on Feb. 16 that exempts the province’s six WHL teams from minimum wage legislation. . . . “The government did it, essentially, in secret and...

Nanaimo on one WHL schedule … Blazers turn to business community … Giants still hurting

F Jaroslav Vlach (Prince George, 2009-11) has signed a two-year contract extension with Liberec (Czech Republic, Extraliga). This season, he has two goals and five assists in 29 games with Liberec. He also had one assist in five games while on loan to Benátky...

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